Selby Foundation Awards over $1.1 million to Area Nonprofit Organizations in the Fall Grant Cycle

The Giving Coast

The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation recently awarded over $1.1 million in grants to 21 nonprofit organizations which provide local communities with much needed services. The capital expenditure grants awarded this Fall - ranging from $8,000 to $150,000 - will make a significant impact in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto communities in a number of areas including: Technology; Education; Transportation; Environment; Health and Human Services; and Facilities. 

During 2021, the Foundation has awarded a total of more than $3.3 million in grants and scholarships.As part of this grant cycle, the Foundation launched its  Small and Mighty Grant (SAM) program developed to respond to the needs of small-scale, nonprofit organizations in the communities served by the Foundation. To qualify, organizations must have less than $300,000 in annual operating expenses and the request must be for a capital expenditure(s). Three organizations were awarded the inaugural SAM grants totalling $37,450 including: Kiwanis of North Port, to assist with interior/exterior improvements to the Children’s Closet; SPAACES Foundation, to assist with interior improvements and purchase of technology equipment; and Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative, to assist with the furnishing of office space. “We were excited to launch the SAM grants program this year as we continue to witness the incredible impact smaller organizations are making on the communities they serve,” states Carol Butera, the Selby Foundation’s president and CEO. “We’re proud to recognize and support the work of all our Fall grant recipients whose awards total over $1.1 million. By year end 2021, the Foundation will have awarded more than $2.5 million in grants and nearly $825,000 in scholarships,” Butera added.

For more information, contact Diane Ballinger at 941-957-0442 or dballinger@selbyfdn.org

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